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    Chocolatey Alternatives

    Chocolatey is described as 'NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of NuGet command line and the NuGet infrastructure' and is a very popular Package Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is scoop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Chocolatey are Ninite (Freemium), Homebrew (Free, Open Source), SUMo (Freemium) and Synaptic (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 8, 2022

    1. A command-line installer for Windows.
      scoop vs Chocolatey opinions
      Almost everyone thinks scoop is a great alternative to Chocolatey.
      Minimal overhead and maintenance for developers, and is not tied to NuGet.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Well, it as better than chocolatey
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      cpriest Scoop is so clean and effective compared to Chocolatey. It's absurdly fast and updated constantly.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    2. Ninite is the easiest way to install software. Pick the apps you want, and the Ninite installer will download and install all of your selected apps at once, automatically. It is 100% hands-free; Ninite automatically rejects browser toolbars and other prepackaged junk.
      Ninite vs Chocolatey opinions
      Some users think Ninite is a great alternative to Chocolatey, some don't.
      Not a cli tool Does not serve packages but checks for updates from some softwares Not Open Source Very limited list of softwares available
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      It provided a way to install programs.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago


    3. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).
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      Most users think Homebrew is a great alternative to Chocolatey.
    4. SUMo stands for Software Update Monitor. Thanks to SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software !.
    5. Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages. * Upgrade your whole system.
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      Some users think Synaptic is a great alternative to Chocolatey, some don't.

    6. FileHippo provides a simplest method of downloading the newest versions of the best software - without the usual excessive popups or spyware and without the low quality software.
    7. Patch My PC is a small portable application that updates third party applications and Windows updates. It’s critical to keep software up to date to ensure vulnerabilities are patched.
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    8. The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . It combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system.
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    9. Software Informer is a programme, whose primary aim is to give you the up-to-date information about the software you actually use. Whenever a more recent version of any programme becomes available, Software Informer notifies you and offers a link for downloading the update.
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    10. Npackd (pronounced "unpacked") is an application store/package manager/marketplace for applications for Windows. It helps you to find and install software, keep your system up-to-date and uninstall it if no longer necessary.
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